Nobody Works Anymore: Palin's Airspase

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008 Tony Piff

Dewey Wins! Obama Wins!

Just as we finished racking our brains for a cover to tomorrow's paper that will stay relevant next Tuesday on Election Day, some alt-bi-weekly in New Mexico comes up with this. Brilliant! Tons of free national press for them. Seriously, tomorrow's cover is in the bag, of course. But as a Wednesday-distributed weekly, we do face a challenge with next week's issue. While there's a chance ...   More
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 JAMES PITKIN

TOME RAIDER: Change We Can Believe In

Each week, WW writer John Minervini brings you the latest in book reviews, author Q&A's and Portland literary gossip. Click here to join the Tome Raider mailing list. In all likelihood, damas y caballeros, we have our next president. According to public opinion websites like Rasmussen and Gallup, Sen. Barack Obama has led Sen. John McCain in national presidential polls by between 5 and ...   More
Sunday, October 26, 2008 JOHN MINERVINI

Nobody Works Anymore: Shame! Obama Campaign Foiled By Lazy Willamette Week Web Editor

BREAKING NEWS FROM THE FUTURE! On Friday, Nov. 7, CNNBC revealed that the McCain/Palin ticket triumphed thanks to the single goddamn uncast vote of WW's very own web editor, Ian Gillingham , as seen in the video below: What's really going on? In the spirit of the Bush Doctrine , has developed a preemptive shaming tool that creates a custom fake news video , headlining the name ...   More
Friday, October 24, 2008 Tony Piff

Ralph Nader to Speak at Bagdad Theater Tonight

Oregon may not be a battleground state this year, but it turns out Portland will receive a presidential candidate before Election Day. Independent candidate Ralph Nader is in Oregon today—one of the 45 states where he'll appear on the ballot—and will stop by the Rose City tonight. He'll appear at the Bagdad Theater & Pub, where he'll host a press conference and rally, slated to ...   More
Monday, October 20, 2008 Katie Gilbert

Nobody Works Anymore: Awkward!

So apparently last week was the Republicans' "Let's make awkward appearances on the Elite Media's comedy shows and try to smile as they rip on us" week. It was about as cringe inducing as it sounds. First, Presidential candidate John "Mayday! Mayday!" McCain showed up for a chat with Dave Letterman. Here's a link . It's bit long, so make sure you've got about 25 minutes ...   More
Monday, October 20, 2008 Matt Graham

Nobody Works Anymore: Where our favorite plumber is still named "Mario."

Did you guys happen to watch the debate last night? What did you think. I thought McCain looked saltier than a giant pretzel wrapped in potato chips and dipped in the Pacific Ocean . The thing is, my fascination with the presidential race has more or less stemmed purely from a fascination with the grotesque , but at no point did I ever plan to actually vote. Until now: [youtube MksTs29bjNI] I ...   More
Thursday, October 16, 2008 Matt Graham

The Gray Lady Sings: NY Times Weighs In On the Obama Presidency

In a night of thrilling upheaval, I've seen very little beautiful writing (the great speech excepted), but I think this statement from the beleaguered New York Times counts: This is one of those moments in history when it is worth pausing to reflect on the basic facts: An American with the name Barack Hussein Obama, the son of a white woman and a black man he barely knew, raised by his grandparents ...   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 AARON MESH

Honk If You Love Obama! The Sights and Sounds of Election Night, 08

Years from now, I will still remember the honking. Last night, Portland exploded with a passion it hasn't seen since the Blazers took the championship. Everywhere you looked people were partying—hard! Perhaps nowhere more so than at Willamette Week and the Oregon's Bus Project's Election Night bash at Grand Central Bowl. That party was packed. And why not? It featured Rick Emerson , Storm ...   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 Byron Beck


Last night, President-elect Barack Obama nodded to Sam Cooke in his speech to supporters after clinching the election: It's been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America. [youtube Jll5baCAaQU] Given that we ran videos of music to vote by last week, it seems a fine idea to channel a little Sam Cooke ...   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 Richard Meeker


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